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Car Wrap Advertising

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How the scam works:

United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain - this scam occurs now all over the world. It became the most notorious scam this fall.

Imagine this: Looking for ways to make extra money, you receive an email from a company offering the opportunity to make $300 a week if you have your car wrapped in a well-known brand's logo. "Our world-class partners such us Coca-Cola, Monster Energy, iPhone 6, XS Energy, Johnny Walker, and Budweiser will generously pay prospective clients like you", the message says.

The scammers who send this message also post the same offer on sites like Craigslist, Oodle, or Gumtree, create well-designed advertisements, and even contact people who submit their resumes online hunting for jobs.

The offer sounds good, especially since you have the option of removing the wrapped sticker after the number of months you select. If you accept the offer, the scammers will then send a check for a large amount of money, according to the length of time you want to be the mobile advertiser.

The instructions for cashing the check indicate that a certain portion of the money is to be kept as your payment and the rest is to be sent via wire transfer to the company who will supposedly wrap your vehicle. After wiring the money, you'll find out that the original check was a fake and the transaction bounced. Now your bank is after you for thousands of dollars.

Watch the video below to see the scam exposed and what celebrity received the same email:

Car Wrap Advertising Scam Exposed Video

How to avoid:

No major brand would hire just anybody to wrap their cars with advertising. Corporations are very careful about their image and typically have huge marketing departments within. Be very careful when you receive this email, as the message might be presented in a very professional manner. The scammers steal images from websites belonging to reputable companies that do professional car wrapping and make you believe it's their business. Delete the email, not every online job opportunity that comes your way is real.

Always do your research and work only for legitimate employers. If you are really looking for a job and seek to make some money online until you find the next ideal job, there a couple of companies that are trustworthy and can offer you great opportunities:


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  • On Monday, January 12, 2015, FELIX STOCKWELL wrote:


  • On Wednesday, January 07, 2015, aryanna wrote:

    So i found the ad on Craigslist and it sounded good for extra money.. They send me check the next day and i get a call from some foreign guy. . His number is a Dc number but he sounds african... He tells me to cash the check and send him the 400 dollars.. so i sit on the check for a few days and he calls me... saying i know you received the check, did you cash it? I tell him yes...lol of course not...He calls back saying they haven't received payment yet and did i send it out... I say its in the mail and he hangs up... Jokes on you buddy because i sent you the same check back...Free of charge

  • On Monday, January 05, 2015, dsj wrote:

    So Im waiting on a check from canawraps to wrap my car for T mobile. Ya right. After reading about all these scams im fully aware now!!!! I so want yo cash yhe checks and screw them over!

  • On Wednesday, December 31, 2014, ppaige wrote:

    There was an ad on facebook similar to this. they were offering to pay $400/wk to have your car wrapped. My cousin and i both did this. they sent us both a check. his was for $80-. Mine was for $1550. They said we can keep $400 from that, and the rest needs to go to the people who are gonna wrap our car. which will be at our house, we can be present, and will take a couple days. there's no wire transfer or anything like that. it seems pretty fishy, but I'm hoping that its the real deal. we didn't discuss length of time for it either.

  • On Monday, December 29, 2014, Mark wrote:

    From Robert miller

    Hello, A check for the amount of $1835.00 has been issued out to you and will be delivered via USPS. Please proceed to deposit and reply to the email I just
    Please reply with the status of the check you received. Robert Miller

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